Italian in a lively, upscale dining.
The buzz: Run by the same team behind Signor Sassi, the concept here is much more energetic, casual and fun. Inspired by the types of small Italian dishes served in Northern Italy, Chef Filippo Pagani is running the kitchen while Marco Berti, restaurant manager, is front of house.
The décor: There's a similar vibe to the Cicchetti in London—lively yet casual. The splashes of vivid yellow and beautiful marble work are the main appeal of the place, especially during the day when the light streams in through the wall-to-ceiling windows. The sizeable and energetic open kitchen is crammed with staff busy pan-frying, catching lobsters or making pizza and pasta. There’s a small terrace looking onto Rama 1 Road if you care for a cigarette.
The food: Resolutely Italian from a la carte options that are great for sharing to a six course set menu at B1,590. The menu is partly seasonal but you can also expect their classic pizza and homemade pasta dishes. The suppliers are the same as at Signor Sassi so that means tomato and lemon imported from Siciliy or prosciutto from famous San Daniele. Pizzas, like pizza fritta(B150)—thin, fluffy and stuffed with ham and cheese, are made to order, while pasta includes tagliatelle bolognese (B160) and spaghetti lobster (B590). We’ve also spotted a lot of customers visiting just for the decadent-sounding lobster burgers (B490).
The drinks: They concentrate on Italian wines with a good choice by the glass ranging from B130-B645 that come with a brief profile and tasting notes. Regular beers include Asahi (B90) and Morena (B190).
The crowds: Couples enjoying dinner, hi-sos and celebrities checking in on their Instagram.
|Address:||Cicchetti, 1/F, Groove, Rama 1 Rd., Bangkok, Thailand|
|Price Range:||BB - BBB|
|Opening hours:||daily 11-11:30am|
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